Tavares: ‘We don’t want this thing to end’

BOSTON – When the Maple Leafs signed John Tavares last summer, they had moments like these in mind. Toronto will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight, and one of the team’s star centres knows how he performs will likely go a long way in determining if the franchise moves beyond the first […]

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Leafs’ Kapanen trying to stay positive

BOSTON – Playoff success came early for Kasperi Kapanen. The Maple Leafs winger scored twice — including the overtime winner — in his second NHL post-season appearance in Game 2 against the Washington Capitals two years ago. Then with Toronto and Boston tied in the second period of Game 7 last spring, the speedster outmuscled Brad Marchand before moving in […]

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Pastrnak, Bruins down Leafs in Game 4

TORONTO – David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, and the Boston Bruins survived a late Toronto surge to beat the Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday and even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal at two games apiece. Charlie McAvoy, with a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom, into an […]

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Ruined home of real-life Wicker Man up for sale for devilish £500,000

Ruined home of real-life Wicker Man and notorious Satanist goes up for sale for a devilish £500,000 Home of notorious dead Satanist on Loch Ness up for auction for £510,000 Real-life ‘Wicker Man’ Aleister Crowley ‘practised black magic’ in early 1900s Later owned by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page before burning down in 2015 Agents Galbraith called it a ‘unique renovation […]

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Maple Leafs looking to regroup in Game 3

TORONTO – Nazem Kadri was actually doing a decent job of keeping his cool. There was the on-ice wrestling match that ended with the Toronto Maple Leafs centre getting punched in the face by Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk. Kadri was then felled by a knee-on-knee hit — again from DeBrusk — that resulted in him limping off before he […]

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Bruins outmuscle Maple Leafs to win Game 2

BOSTON – Brad Marchand and Charlie Coyle scored during a raucous first period as the Boston Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday to even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. Danton Heinen and Patrice Bergeron had the other goals for Boston, which flexed its muscle following a lacklustre effort against the speedy Leafs in Thursday’s […]

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Trump administration cancels MLB’s deal with Cuba

The Tampa Bay Rays played an exhibition game against the Cuban national team in Havana in March 2016. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) The Trump administration cancelled a deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation that would have made it easier for Cuban players to come play in the United States, an administration official told USA TODAY. The official, […]

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Tavares scores, Maple Leafs edge Isles 2-1 to clinch berth

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – John Tavares scored against his former team and the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night. Calle Rosen also had a goal for Toronto, which needed just one point to secure its post-season spot and won for the fourth time in 11 games (4-5-2). Frederik […]

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